MILAN — Furla has inked a three-year agreement with Ratti for the production and distribution of men’s and women’s textile collections.
Eraldo Poletto, chief executive officer of Furla, defined the partnership as an additional “confirmation of the strong desire of the company to build a solid portfolio of lifestyle products.”
For women, the collection includes scarves and wraps in silk twill, chiffon, modal combined with cashmere, silk and viscose. Patterns and prints range from a collage of iconic Furla bags designs and drawings inspired by graffiti and cartoons, to abstract animal prints and spiral artistic motifs. The men’s line comprises geometric patterns, color-block effects and an exclusive camouflage print.
The collections are available starting this fall in Furla boutiques and on the brand’s e-store, as well as in selected department and specialty stores.
Ratti’s ceo Sergio Tamborini said the two companies “share deep roots in Italian tradition and culture,” and underscored how both have invested in quality and research.
Founded in 1945 by Antonio Ratti, the Italian firm has been part of the Marzotto Group since 2010.
In October, Furla renewed an eyewear licensing agreement with De Rigo Vision. Furla has been developing men’s accessories and a footwear division and is planning to introduce watches by the end of the year, as well as a customization service for leather goods in 2016. The company is also working on its first fragrance.